What is GATE??
It was Conducted by one of seven Indian Institutes of Technology in rotation, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an annual exam for admission to M.Tech and M.S.programmes in most engineering institutes in India. It is regarded as a benchmark test for engineering graduates in India. This examination is coordinated by a committee, comprising of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and seven Indian Institutes of Technology on behalf of the National Coordinating Board - GATE, Department of Education, and Government of India. The pattern and syllabus are usually based on a candidate's B.Tech. Or BE syllabus. Minimum eligibility for appearing in this exam is usually a B.Tech, BE, B. Arch. or M.Sc. The exam is usually conducted on second Sunday of February.
Some people will prefer doing M.S. rather than M.Tech, as M.Tech has lost its value. Most of the colleges are offering M.Tech without having proper faculty, conducting classes and even in some colleges without attending they are giving degree. Whereas doing M.Tech in reputed organizations like IITs, NITs etc certainly better than doing M.S. in foreign universities. Our IITs are best in the world in undergraduate disciplines only i.e., in B.Tech, and not in graduate disciplines. Each IIT is famous for some streams; if we join selectively then doing M.Tech in IIT is better than doing M.S. otherwise it is better to go for M.S. People who are interested to do M.S. must take exams like TOEFL/IELTS (English proficiency tests) and GRE to get scholarships. Now a day most of the foreign universities are offering graduate courses at affordable costs and many banks are providing loans for doing higher studies.